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2016 La Massa Toscana Merlot Cabernet

2016 La Massa Toscana Merlot Cabernet

93 Points Parker's Wine Advocate
2016 La Massa Toscana Merlot Cabernet
93 Points Parker's Wine Advocate

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Rare and a legend among affordable Super-Tuscans, La Massa is a Bordeaux blend with major boutique pedigree. Juicy bright fruits along with earthy spice and wild herb notes make this not only classic, but appealing and eminently drinkable. Allocations worldwide are quite limited and we always sell out. So jump in to grab this gorgeous Tuscan before it goes.

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$44.99 in mixed 6+ or $49.99 per bottle

Overview

Grape

65% Sangiovese, 25% Merlot and 10% Cabernet Sauvignon

Its Origins

Fattoria La Massa can be found hidden amongst the Chianti Classico hills of Panzano in the prestigious “Conca d’Oro,” (Golden Basin). It was acquired by its passionate owner, Giampaolo Motta, in 1992. Giampaolo, originally from Naples, came to the area in 1989 to follow his dream of making high quality wines. After working in some of the most famous Chianti Classico estates and spending time in Bordeaux, Giampaolo established La Massa with the technical consultation of famed enologist and friend Carlo Ferrini. Since the end 2008, he relies on the advice of renowned Stéphane Derenoncourt for the vineyards and cellar. La Massa’s vineyards range in altitude from 315 to 460 meters (1,033 to 1,510 feet) above sea level, occupying an area of about 45 hectares (111 acres), of which 27 are planted with vines.

What The Critics Say

93/100 Parker's Wine Advocate, Monica Larner

"The 2016 La Massa is a terrific blend of 65% Sangiovese, 25% Merlot and 10% Cabernet Sauvignon available at an accessible price. Alicante Bouschet was used in the blend until last year but has now been removed. The results are surprisingly complex and profound, although the wine's best asset is the fresh and straightforward approach it makes, especially on the palate. That inner depth will give this wine some proper aging potential I should expect. This vintage shows lots of tension and dimension. The warm 2015 vintage shows sunny softness, but 2016 has more overall freshness." Drink 2018 - 2028

90/100 Vinous, Antonio Galloni (2015 vintage)

"The 2015 La Massa is pliant, deep and wonderfully expressive, all of which make it an excellent choice for drinking now and over the next few years. Black cherry, licorice, lavender, rose petal and spice give the 2015 an exotic feel that is impossible to miss. Ripeness is pushed to the edge in this creamy, voluptuous entry-level offering from La Massa."

Stats & Food Matching

  • Variety

    Cabernet Merlot Blend

  • Colour

    Red

  • Region

    Tuscany

  • Closure

    Cork

  • Volume

    750ml

  • Maturity

    2018 - 2028

This Wine Goes Well With

with BEEF
with GAME
with LAMB

Taste

4

Delivery & Returns

We deliver throughout New Zealand and to some locations overseas. Our deliveries are made by trusted third party carriers. For further details on prices and delivery options please go to DELIVERY INFORMATION section of our site.

If for any reason you are not entirely happy with your order or you suspect that they may be affected by a quality issue, please do not hesitate to contact us and we will remedy the problem straight away. Contact us on 0800 422 767.

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